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Our Mission

"Shaping Our Future Together"

Rooted in our belief in the dignity and worth of each person, the Good Shepherd people of North America are united in our commitment as leaders in providing unparalleled services and advocacy for the most vulnerable and marginalized persons especially women and children. Supported by contemplation and a growing sense of community, and boldly embracing our mission of reconciliation, we dare to be a catalyst for healing.

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at GSS's Euphrasian Residence

Taking the Next Step

Tenaja, struggled in her youth but with the help of the Family Foster Care’s Adolescent Services program was able to turn things around and not only graduate high school but racked up awards for academic achievement. We catch up with her again to see how she is doing now.

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Good Shepherd Services - Family Foster Care

Good Shepherd Services of New York is a leading youth development, education and family service agency that serves over 26,000 program participants a year. We give vulnerable youth in New York City the opportunity to take ownership of their future, making a difference today and for the next generation.

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We Believe...

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  • We believe a person is of more value than a world

  • We believe that all youth can succeed

  • We believe that all individuals have the right to live in a safe environment

  • We believe in the strengths and value of the individual

  • We believe that you can make a difference

Action Alerts


Thousands of boys as young as 10 years old, from the Ivory Coast and neighboring countries are trafficked to pick and harvest cocoa beans.  It has begun an online petition in the run up to Easter that has already amassed over 4,000 signatures urging the snack giants to commit to a public deadline to source all its cocoa from third party certified sources.

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